If I told you I was excited about the new Bestiary 6 for the Pathfinder RPG, I’d be lying. I’m a player, a fairly casual player even. I really only care about the monster in front of my party: give me a sword and let me stab something. Actually, I’m more likely to use a ranged attack and snipe at it from behind a bush or something, but that’s completely off topic right now. My point is that I generally attempt to avoid GMing whatever game I’m playing. It’s just not my passion. So when I saw that Bestiary 6 was being released, I was fairly disinterested as I read the preview description. Then I saw two little words: Four Horsemen. Wait, what? Like, Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Horsemen? Yes...Read More
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I am primarily based out of a smaller city with limited access to brick and mortar tabletop gaming and comic stores so, when I manage to get into one, I always try to see what gems I can find. It was on one such adventure that I came across a beautiful black hardcover with gold embossing, sadly shrinkwrapped in plastic. This was my first encounter with Epyllion: A Dragon Epic from Magpie Games.
Epyllion is an incredibly unique game in which you play through the life of a dragon. As the game progresses, you (and the other players) will explore the world and society of Dragonia as you grow from a young drake to an elder dragon and until you ascend on to a higher plane.
The game uses the increasingly popular Powered by the Apocalypse rule system, which is reasonably simple to learn and allow...Read More
The Shadow Over Westminster is a cooperative deckbuilding game for 1-4 players. Players each take the role of a member of The Agency, a mysterious group tasked with protecting the world from the Darkness and the impending Cataclysm it brings.
Each player selects a character, each with a unique starting ability and a second ability that can be unlocked later in the game. They also start play with a standard seven card starting deck. As the game progresses and smaller encounters are overcome, Agents will be able to acquire new cards as well as earn larger hand sizes and abilities, all with the hope of saving the world from one of 16 randomly selected Cataclysmic events.
The game feels a little bit like Arkham Horror (or several other Lovecraft themed games), although the game mechanics are ...Read More
Mangaka is billed as “The fast & furious game of drawing comics” from Mock Man Press. Manga is Japanese for comics, and a Mangaka is a comic artist. In the game you, and up to 8 players, are comic artists vying for fame and fortune.
Over the course of four timed rounds, players will draw ever more challenging comics using three Theme Cards that stay with each player throughout the game and an increasing number of Trend Cards that changes each round. In the first round players draw two panels, then four, six, and finally eight in the final round. Here’s the best part: the scoring is largely objective. It isn’t all about how well you draw, but how well you express your individual Theme Cards and challenges presented by the Trend Cards...Read More
“My next several hours were spent learning how to play Tak. Even if I had not been nearly mad with idleness, I would have enjoyed it. Tak is the best sort of game: simple in its rules, complex in its strategy. Bredon beat me handily in all five games we played, but I am proud to say that he never beat me the same way twice.”
-Kvothe, The Wise Man’s Fear
Tak is called “A Beautiful Game” and it’s true. Simple to learn, easy to play, and challenging to master, it has all the hallmarks of a classic game. In fact, it is as classic: it is ancient, IF you happen to live in the Four Corners of Civilization, the world created by Patrick Rothfuss in his Kingkiller Chronicle books...Read More